Massively engineered and exquisitely finished, the Innovation turntable offers a wealth of innovative features and technologies. An instant classic.
The main chassis consists of a complex sandwich of materials: aluminium - panzerholzbullet-proof wood - aluminium, to minimise resonance.
A high-torquede coupled DC motor effortlessly rotates the precision-machined 70mm-thick platter made of resonance damping POM. The platter rotates in a virtually friction-free environment a top the 15mm-thick stainless steel subplatter, thanks to Clearaudio's patented ceramic magnetic bearing (CMB). While most turntable bearings use a metal spindle spinning in a housing with a ball-bearing separating the two, Clearaudio uses magnetism and a ceramic spindle. The platter's weight is supported by the mutual repulsion of two rings of opposing magnets mounted on the chassis and on the lower platter. The non-magnetic ceramic shaft means that no magnetic effects can reach the surface of the platter.
Beneath the subplatter hides a stroboscope ring microscopically etched with more than 1,500 bars. An infrared sensor constantly scans this ring and if the speed of rotation is not 100% correct, Clearaudio's Optical Speed Control (OSC) unit adjusts it accordingly. The result is an outstanding level of speed stability.
The drive system is operated by four blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the chassis.
The Innovationis available in black or wood. In the black version the panzerholz wood is finished with a piano black lacquer.
The Innovation can accommodate up to two tonearms, allowing for flexibility of tonearm and cartridge.
|Construction principle:||Resonance optimised chassis's shape, belt driven with optical, full automatic speed control|
|Speed possibilities:||33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm|
|Drive unit:||Decoupled DC motor in a massive metal-housing|
|Bearing:||Inverted and polished ceramic bearing shaft, polished sinter bronze insert, including patented CMB bearing technology|
|Platter:||VA stainless steel sub-platter, Delrin or acrylic GS-PMMA platter, precision CNC machined surface|
|Speed variation less than:||± 0.05 %|
|Deviance of the set value:||± 0.01 %|
|Weight:||approx. 25 kg (without tonearm and power supply)|
|Dimensions (W/D/H in inches):||18.86 x 19.09 x 8.86|
|Dimensions (W/D/H in mm):||approx. 479 x 485 x 225|
|Max. consumption:||9.3 Watt|
|Consumption in operation:||2.5 Watt|
|Standby mode:||2.5 Watt|
|Standby mode:||0 Watt|
|Manufacturer's guarantee*:||5 years|
*Only if the Manufacturer's guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio
Test report (Hifi-World)
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Test report (hi-fi+)
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User manual Innovation
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"Measurement shows that Clearaudio's Innovation turntable and arm offers exceptional results and is a fine piece of engineering."
"Clearaudio's new turntable powers the vinyl revival"
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